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Argonaut Dive #18 Wing

Discussion in 'Vintage Double Hose' started by Bryan@Vintage Double Hose, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. DeepSeaPirate

    DeepSeaPirate Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Planning my next vacay
    As much as I disagreed with the way Tobin went about asking for the proper fill capacity of the #18 the results were appreciated. Do you think you could do it again with the #23 and #35 so we could get those numbers too?
  2. Bryan@Vintage Double Hose

    Bryan@Vintage Double Hose Instructor, Scuba

    I don't see a need to go down this pointless rabbit hole again. The manufacturer of my wings assures me that the advertised lift capacity of the wings is actually 2-3 pounds more than what it's rated for and that's good enough for me.
    I can't take a wing off the shelf, fill it with water and test with it and then sell it as "brand new" I have to sell it at a discount and that's not something I can afford to do at this price with free shipping. BUT....If any new customer is willing to buy a #23 or #35 wing and let me demo it first I will be glad to post the results. IF either wing does not live up to it's lift capacity I will refund their money and send the wing to them for free.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
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  3. dumpsterpurrs

    dumpsterpurrs Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southeast Asia
    Hi @Bryan@Vintage Double Hose, I'm just wondering if this wing will be back in stock within this year? I have a friend visiting around Xmas from the US and can mule one over for me...
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  4. loosenit2

    loosenit2 si respiratio sub aqua amet ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Texas
    Just saw this thread pop up so I thought I would throw in my 2c.

    I bought a 35lb wing, along with an AL backplate and Hogarthian harness from VDH at the end of June. Let me start by saying this is a terrific system and I could not be happier with it.

    The wing itself is very small for being a 35lb wing, the internal bungee really makes it compact. The material is tough as nails and after a couple of dozen dives with it in Salt and Fresh water I could not be happier. The roll control/stabilizers eliminate the need for a STA and work very well. I have only used it with AL 80s but got the 35lb wing to be able to move to larger tanks when I wanted too without problem, with the company size I did not see any disadvantage in getting the larger wing.

    The AL backplate is well made and comfortable. There was no rough edges and it worked well. Not much more I can say about a backplate, but the price on VDHs are extremely competitive.

    I also got a Hogarthaian harness and hardware from Brian. I ordered it all together and Bryan assembled it before shipping, that was a pleasant surprise, I did not expect that but it was a very welcome time saver.

    VDH definitely has a 5-start product going with his wings, highly recommend.
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